What bug is this?

Asked October 3, 2016, 3:48 PM EDT

I have found two rather large, multi-leg bugs in my basement and would like to know how to eliminate them. I can't find this bug on any of the pest control web sites. I have uploaded a picture of one (below). Thank you! Carl Laney

Multnomah County Oregon insect issues insect identification

1 Response

This is a house centipede (google that name for more photos). They are harmless predators that are generally more common in older houses and generally found in basements.